About Dr. Ansari:
Aseem Ansari is a Professor of Chemical Genomics and Synthetic Biology. In his graduate studies, he worked in the lab of Thomas V. O’Halloran. Aseem was a Helen Hay Whitney Fellow at Harvard University with Mark Ptashne. He is currently the Co-Founder of the S.N. Bose Scholars Program, Founder and Director of the Khorana Scholars Program, and a Founder of the WINstep Forward program. He joined the UW-Madison Faculty in 2002 where he leads a team of scientists studying a range of interdisciplinary problems of how information from the genome is stored and transferred.
Professor Aseem Ansari has received a number of honors and awards, including:Romnes Faculty Fellowship Award,UW-Madison - 2011, National Science Foundation CAREER award - 2008-2013, Pound Research Award, UW-Madison - 2008, Vilas Associates Award, Vilas Trustees, UW-Madison - 2006-2007, Shaw Scholar Award, Greater Milwaukee Foundation - 2006-2007, Research Excellence Award, W. M. Keck Foundation, CA - 2005, Basil O'Connor Starter Scholar Award, March of Dimes Foundation, NY - 2004-2006, Steenbock Career Development Award, UW-Madison - 2002-2007, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, Japan - 1996, Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral fellowship, HHW Foundation, NY - 1995-1998, First prize for graduate research, Sigma Xi Research Society, Northwestern University, IL - 1992, R. D. Sethna, Foreign Scholarship Award, Sethna Foundation Bombay - 1987-1989, E. Currimbhoy Merit Scholarship, Bombay University - 1987-1988.